Transitions of coal-fired power plants in China: A case study in the greater bay area

Hao Tan, Jingyan Fu

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The transition into renewable and sustainable energy of China requires retirement of the legacy energy infrastructure and the development of new ones for sustainability. In particular, China being similar to other major economies of the world needs to gradually retire its coal-fired power generating facilities in a timely manner. Through a case study, this chapter looks into the distinct challenges and opportunities in the midst of transition of the coal-fired power sector into more clean energy facilities in China within the context of the Greater Bay Area. Implications for the future developments in the sector are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainable Energy and Green Finance for a Low-carbon Economy
Subtitle of host publicationPerspectives from the Greater Bay Area of China
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783030354114
ISBN (Print)9783030354107
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Coal-fired power
  • Fossil fuel
  • Greater bay area
  • Legacy
  • Transition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (all)
  • General Business,Management and Accounting
  • General Engineering
  • General Environmental Science
  • General Social Sciences


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